Modern Renaissance Man
Ok... Totally kidding about the whole "Renaissance Man" thing, but I am pretty much interested in everything and I consider myself a generalist...
I feel like it is extremely important to keep your curiosity throughout adulthood, even as our everyday lives work to inhibit this. Therefore, I make a consistent effort to learn new things, acquire new skills, and to pursue whatever hobies and subjects interest me.
Husband, father, student, communicator, strategist, computer programmer, stained glass artist, photographer, auto enthusiast, violinist, public speaker, current events hound, avid reader, writer, history buff, inventor, armchair philosopher, technologist, sky-diver (once is enough on that one), formula-1 nut, designer... (all in no particular order, of course...)
I'm a proud graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia school of Engineering.
Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering (BS EE)
In my Electrical Engineering studies I learned about 3-phase power, electromagnetics, and analog vs. digital signals. But most importantly, I learned troubleshooting and problem solving skills invaluable not only in my career, but also in my everyday life. I also learned that computer chips have a very unique smell when you hook them up backwards and they fry.
Bachelor's Degree, Computer Engineering (BS CoE)
In my Computer Engineering courses, I wrote a small operating system, learned different programming languages, and explored computational logic. I also learned that being a Computer Engineer also immediately labels you as "tech support" for your friends and family.
I've traveled the US and quite a bit of the world for work and pleasure and I always try to have a camera with me.
These are just some of the companies that I have worked with.
I've spent over 15 years working hard to develop strong customer relationships for my employers. However, over my career I've had various roles focused on communications, research and development, and strategy.
Whenever an opportunity has presented itself, I've been sure to say "yes". This has lead me down several unexpected paths, but also allowed me to gain a large number of varying skills and talents that I apply to my daily work.
Over my years in industry I have worked closely with the companies you see on the left and more.
I sometimes throw out a Quope of the Day (A Quote or Quip) or other things that are mostly nonsense...
I've sort of given up on Twitter, but you can follow me there if you wish... here.
Or link with me on LinkedIn... here.
I mostly keep my Facebook limited to friends, classmates, and family. If you think you fit in one of those categories, friend me here
Quope of the Day: Lady Astor to Churchill: "Winston, If you were my husband, I would put poison in your coffee." His reply: "If you were my wife, I would drink it."
Quope of the day: Overheard phone conversation: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is wrong."
QOTD: Overheard phone conversation - "How do you tell someone that you think you just ran over their spirit animal guide with your car?"
Thinking it's time to build a bunker. The "Real Housewives" franchise has 10 different shows. No better sign that the apocalypse is nigh than that...